ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – San Francisco fullback Bruce Miller continues to be under review for discipline under the NFL’s policy on personal conduct more than two months after pleading no contest to disturbing the peace, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday.
The no-contest plea stemmed from an incident in March involving Miller’s former fiancée in Santa Clara. Miller was originally arrested on suspicion of spousal battery. The charge was reduced to vandalism for allegedly destroying her cell phone. There was no evidence Miller had any physical contact with the woman. And Miller denied he touched her.
But as part of the plea agreement, Miller was entered into a 16-week domestic-violence counseling course. The course is a standard outcome in a case where the defendant has no prior criminal history and there was no physical injury, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office.
Miller remained away from the 49ers’ offseason program while the case remained unresolved. He joined the offseason workouts on June 4.
“I’ve completely committed to taking the steps necessary to be here and be a part of this football team,” Miller said after re-joining the team. “Whatever they asking me to do is what I’m going to do.”
Miller made the trip with the 49ers to Colorado but did not take part in the team’s practice Wednesday at the Denver Broncos’ training facility. Coach Jim Tomsula said Miller is not dealing with an injury.
“(It’s) a personal thing,” Tomsula said. “He’s good.”
Miller, 28, a four-year NFL veteran, has started 42 of the 61 career games in which he has appeared.